Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Crazy 4 Challenges Blog the challenge for this week is to do paper piecing. I stamped the injured rhino from the "Kidoodles" set on the cardboard that comes with DSP and then again on some retired Bashful Blue DSP. I had to stamp his snout one more time on white card stock to create the "bandage". I used 120# white card stock for the base card, Whisper White for the embossed layer, Bashful Blue DSP for the die cut Eyelet Square, and then the recycled card board. I added the little satin knot for a little embellishment. This is mostly from SU! Thanks for stopping by!!
Friday, April 27, 2012
"My Heart" card. I didn't want to change a thing, but I did change the colors, papers and stamps. I used Very Vanilla for the base card, punching the borders with the same Eyelet Border Punch. I used a different retired DSP, and I die cut the leaves with the Little Leaves Sizzlit instead of stamping. My flower is from the "Fabulous Florets" set. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Clear EP, then I sponged with Marina Mist and popped it up. I left off the sentiment but I did use Basic Jewels Pearls in the flower center. I still like her card better! Everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
this card because I still have the "Doodle This" set and I could change a couple of things without really changing the card. I changed the colors, DSP and sentiment. I used Crumb Cake for the base card and Newsprint DSP for the Spiral Punched panel. I used Calypso Coral for the flower and the ribbon. My sentiment is from "Outlined Occasions" (2012 SAB), and I colored the bottom portion with a colored pencil. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
"Birdie Hello" card. I was attracted to that card because of the plaid dp and the birdies. I used a different stamp set and punched my birdie instead of cutting it out. I also did not frame my birdie. I just added him directly to the plaid dp. Instead of another birdie, I stamped and punched out the quote. I put my ribbon horizontally instead of vertically and added the stamped, punched flowers. Everything except the dp is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Tater. Phyllis asked us to alter something and we couldn't use PINK.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Project #1 is a masculine card and nice and flat for mailing. I'm leaving off the sentiments on both cards so that the ladies can choose to put one on if they like. The stamp was a gift and has no name on it. It reminds me a little of the Titanic, except the Titanic had four stacks. It's probably the type of ship our ancestors came to North America from Europe on. The base card is Naturals Ivory with a layer of Basic Black and the the SU! DSP The ship was stamped on Very Vanilla with Black Stazon and matted on Basic Black.
Project #2 is a bit more feminine. I used the Button Buddies set, colored the vase and leaves with markers before stamping; then, I stamped the vase again with Melon Mambo and cut it out and popped it up. I added buttons that were part of a Ribbon/Button Bundle about a year ago. In fact that ribbon was part of the same bundle. The base card is Melon Mambo and one side is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and the other half has Melon Mambo DSP on it. Again, I left off the sentiment so my ladies can decide if they want to use one. This would make a nice Get Well card. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Well, it's been almost a week since I've posted! I'm a foster parent again. I just got a placement about 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning, so I've been busy doing other things and haven't had time for my card making. I'm trying to catch up a little. This card is for the Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS. It's a sketch by Mary Brown. I cut out this cow on my Cricut machine last week to use for the Twisted Sistahs challenge, but then I used a die cut lamb instead. The base card is Naturals White, the scallop circle was punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch out of Basic Black. The punched grass is Pear Pizzazz. That sentiment is handwritten. The card goes to someone who is new to our neighborhood. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This week's Twisted Sistahs Challenge was presented by me. My challenge was to have a "critter" on a card that was not stamped. My suggestions were to use the Cricut machine to make one, use Sizzlits or other dies, use 3-D stickers, adhere a sticker of a critter to card stock and cut around it, making your own 3-D sticker, make a punch art critter, or use punches such as the Stampin' Up! Owl or Bird Builder Punch. I used a Sizzix "Stuffed Lamb" Sizzlit. I ran it through with Whisper White and then with Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight scraps; then, I glued it all together with Tombow Glue. The background is DCWV Nana's Kids pre-embossed card stock. The base card is Naturals White. I used Daffodil Delight Textured card stock behind the lamb and matted with a piece of the cover of a "tablet" of DSP from SU!. The ribbon is Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, and I added the charm with the little feet. The only stamping is inside, and it simply says, "Welcome Baby" from the "Short & Sweet" set. Thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, April 9, 2012
My Late Night Stampers Yahoo group had a sketch challenge this week. I thought I'd try it. I used Daffodil Delight Textured Card Stock for the base card, Daffodil Delight DSP, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi. I used Wild Wasabi Ink as well. The stamp sets are "Fresh Vintage" (SAB) and Swirls & Curves Verses (retired hostess). I used the Postage Punch and the Eyelet Border Punch. The "stamps" are popped up on Dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by!!
The Clean and Simple challenge is to use scallops. I used scraps of shades of pink and punched them with the Dotted Scallop Border Punch. The base card is Naturals White. Before applying my scallop strips, I scored four lines so that I could put the strips in between them. The sentiment, from "Elegant Cheer", was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Melon Mambo EP. The strips are Melon Mambo TCS, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette. I also made a little envelope for this 4-1/4" square card using Melon Mambo DSP. I punched scallops on that, too. Thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Our Featured Stamper this week is Albongo. Ali has a wonderful gallery. I chose to CASE her Poppy Fields card. The only changes I made were: different stamp, bow instead of knot on ribbon, different embossing folder for the vertical panel, made it into an easel card, rounded some of the corners, and I moved the sentiment panel. Thanks for stopping by!!
Friday, April 6, 2012
This covers three challenges: CCEE Stampers Challenge CCEE1214 - to use an embossing folder, QFTD107 to honor Queen Gail (mamaxsix), and WT369 Ways To Use It Challenge to do coloring. I was inspired by Gail's Easter Daffodils card. I changed colors and layout but used the exact same stamp set. Her card was uploaded to SCS exactly one year ago today! I colored the image for the WT challenge and used the Tulip Frame embossing folder for the CCEE Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week is to use shades of brown and two punches or dies and ribbon or twine. We could use another color, but the card was to be predominately brown. I made a masculine card with Early Espresso, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake with Brown Linen dp. The image is "Sail Away" which is a single stamp, and it's stamped with Night of Navy Ink. For the punches, I used a bird punch and a small star punch. I used Hemp Twine and tied it in a sailor's knot. Thanks for stopping by!!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
We will make two cards tomorrow night. The first one will be my Birthday in Pink card which was for the sketch challenge and is shown in the previous post. The second card will be this masculine card that I CASEd from SpeedyStamper. I left off the black embossed panel and the doodling around the tag. I love the tag idea. A person could pull it off and use it for a bookmark. Anyway, we're making one very feminine card and one masculine card. Thanks for stopping by!!
This is for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. I decided to go very girly with this one. I used Pretty In Pink and Whisper White card stocks with Pastel Pink Gingham from Making Memories that I got on sale. I used the Eyelet Border Punch for the white vertical borders. The sentiment from "Happiest Birthday Wishes" (hostess set) was stamped with Versamark, then with Regal Rose and embossed with Clear EP. I punched it out with the Scallop Circle Punch and popped it up on layers that were cut with Nesties. The three horizontal panels are Pretty In Pink with Whisper White punched with the Word Window Punch and three little punched and embossed flowers that were punched with the 4-petal punch from the Punch Pack. I embossed each one and added white dots in the centers with the white gel pen. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge is a color challenge. We are to use Pink, Black and Silver. We get extra cookies if we include a fluffy white puppy. The card is going to Alix, the daughter of one of our Teapotters (I Love Rubber!). Alix needs some cheering up, so the teapotters are coming to the rescue. The card stocks used here are Basic Black, Regal Rose and Whisper White. The dog is from Rubber Stampede (from Michael's), and the little cup is the "Tiny Teacup" stamp. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". The flourish is Making Memories Shimmer Flourish Chipboard that I got on sale at Mike's. After taking the photo, I went ahead and added Silver Stickles to each little polka dot on the teacup. Thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Clean and Simple Challenge this week is a technique challenge. We are to use the spotlighting technique. There are several variations of this technique, but usually, you form a frame around a section of an image (round, square, oval) and only color that part of the image inside the frame. I used the "Egg Hunt" wheel (retired) and colored just the eggs inside my frame. The frame was made with the 1" and 1-1/4" square punches. The Whisper White strip is popped up, and the sentiment is from "Heaven Blessed". The base card is Pink Pirouette and is scored above and below the white strip. Thanks for stopping by!!